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Don Zimmer

Donald William Zimmer (Popeye, Zip or The Gerbil)

Positions: Shortstop, Third Baseman and Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: January 17, 1931 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: June 4, 2014 in Dunedin, Florida, United States
High School: Western Hills HS (Cincinnati, OH)

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Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1949 18 -4.0 Cambridge ESHL D BRO 71 304 69 14 3 4 .227 .332 101
1950 19 -2.2 Hornell PONY D BRO 123 518 163 34 5 23 .315 .533 276
1951 20 -4.8 Elmira EL A BRO 137 546 149 28 2 9 .273 .381 208
1952 21 -5.6 Mobile SOUA AA BRO 153 613 190 32 7 17 .310 .468 287
1953 22 -5.0 St. Paul AA AAA BRO 81 343 320 57 96 14 4 23 63 12 21 50 .300 .347 .584 .931 187 11 2 0
1954 23 -3.2 St. Paul AA AAA BRO 73 301 268 54 78 9 6 17 53 14 28 44 .291 .361 .560 .921 150 7 2 2 1
1954 23 -4.9 BRO NL MLB BRO 24 37 33 3 6 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 8 .182 .270 .242 .513 8 1 1 0 0
1955 24 -4.0 BRO NL MLB BRO 88 309 280 38 67 10 1 15 50 5 3 19 66 .239 .289 .443 .731 124 7 2 4 4 5
1956 25 -3.2 BRO NL MLB BRO 17 21 20 4 6 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 7 .300 .333 .350 .683 7 1 1 0 0 0
1957 26 -2.3 BRO NL MLB BRO 84 289 269 23 59 9 1 6 19 1 3 16 63 .219 .262 .327 .589 88 8 0 3 1 5
1958 27 -1.2 LAD NL MLB LAD 127 495 455 52 119 15 2 17 60 14 2 28 92 .262 .305 .415 .720 189 17 1 9 2 1
1959 28 -0.2 LAD NL MLB LAD 97 292 249 21 41 7 1 4 28 3 1 37 56 .165 .274 .249 .523 62 8 1 4 1 7
1960 29 1.1 CHC NL MLB CHC 132 402 368 37 95 16 7 6 35 8 6 27 56 .258 .307 .389 .696 143 9 0 5 2 4
1961 30 2.4 CHC NL MLB CHC 128 512 477 57 120 25 4 13 40 5 1 25 70 .252 .291 .403 .694 192 16 2 7 1 1
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1962 31 3.1 2 Teams NL MLB CIN-NYM 77 262 244 19 52 12 2 2 17 1 3 17 40 .213 .267 .303 .570 74 6 1 0 0 1
1962 31 3.1 NYM NL MLB NYM 14 55 52 3 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 10 .077 .127 .096 .223 5 1 0 0 0 0
1962 31 3.1 CIN NL MLB CIN 63 207 192 16 48 11 2 2 16 1 2 14 30 .250 .304 .359 .664 69 5 1 0 0 1
1963 32 4.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB WSA-LAD 105 346 321 41 79 13 1 14 46 3 2 21 67 .246 .297 .424 .720 136 11 2 2 0 2
1963 32 4.6 LAD NL MLB LAD 22 26 23 4 5 1 0 1 2 0 0 3 10 .217 .308 .391 .699 9 1 0 0 0 0
1963 32 4.3 WSA AL MLB WSA 83 320 298 37 74 12 1 13 44 3 2 18 57 .248 .296 .426 .722 127 10 2 2 0 2
1964 33 12.1 Senators FLIL WRk WSA 20 75 67 7 22 2 2 1 9 1 0 7 18 .328 .400 .463 .863 31 1 0 0
1964 33 5.5 WSA AL MLB WSA 121 370 341 38 84 16 2 12 38 1 3 27 94 .246 .302 .411 .712 140 8 0 2 0 0
1965 34 6.7 WSA AL MLB WSA 95 258 226 20 45 6 0 2 17 2 0 26 59 .199 .284 .252 .536 57 7 2 1 3 1
1966 35 7.6 Toei JPPL Fgn 87 213 203 14 37 2 0 9 20 0 2 8 41 .182 .213 .325 .538 66 11 0 2 0 2
1967 36 11.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA CIN 41 92 82 4 16 5 0 1 7 1 0 9 19 .195 .275 .293 .567 24 0 1 0
1967 36 11.8 Knoxville SOUL AA CIN 25 52 49 2 10 3 0 0 5 0 0 2 11 .204 .235 .265 .501 13 0 1 0
1967 36 10.3 Buffalo IL AAA CIN 16 40 33 2 6 2 0 1 2 1 0 7 8 .182 .325 .333 .658 11 0 0 0
MLB (12 seasons) MLB 1095 3593 3283 353 773 130 22 91 352 45 25 246 678 .235 .290 .372 .662 1220 99 13 37 14 27
Minors (7 seasons) Minors 679 2717 2651 115 761 136 27 94 123 27 0 58 113 .287 .465 1233 18 4 3 1
All Levels (19 Seasons) 1881 6598 6204 489 1593 270 51 195 504 73 27 319 850 .257 .411 2550 128 18 42 15 29
D (2 seasons) Minors 194 822 822 232 48 8 27 .282 .459 377
AA (2 seasons) Minors 178 665 662 2 200 35 7 17 5 0 0 2 11 .302 .453 300 0 1 0
AAA (3 seasons) Minors 170 684 621 113 180 25 10 41 118 27 0 56 102 .290 .352 .560 .912 348 18 4 2 1
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1967 36 12.4 Knoxville SOUL AA CIN 0 0 4.67 5.00 12 0 0 0 27.0 33 15 14 2 7 0 8 5 0 0 1.481 11.0 0.7 2.3 2.7 1.14

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1953 22 St. Paul AA AAA BRO SS 81 450 165 264 21 44 .953 5.30
1954 23 St. Paul AA AAA BRO SS 73 368 152 200 16 43 .957 4.82
1954 23 BRO NL MLB BRO SS 13 82.0 49 14 32 3 6 .939 5.05 3.54
1955 24 BRO NL MLB BRO 2B 62 534.0 328 154 166 8 54 .976 5.39 5.16
1955 24 BRO NL MLB BRO 3B 8 20.0 10 2 8 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.25
1955 24 BRO NL MLB BRO SS 21 129.0 65 28 33 4 9 .938 4.26 2.90
1956 25 BRO NL MLB BRO 2B 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 1.00
1956 25 BRO NL MLB BRO 3B 3 5.0 3 2 1 0 1 1.000 5.40 1.00
1956 25 BRO NL MLB BRO SS 8 45.0 18 8 9 1 3 .944 3.40 2.13
1957 26 BRO NL MLB BRO 2B 5 48.0 33 15 16 2 4 .939 5.81 6.20
1957 26 BRO NL MLB BRO 3B 39 312.0 117 44 68 5 3 .957 3.23 2.87
1957 26 BRO NL MLB BRO SS 37 322.0 165 55 102 8 17 .952 4.39 4.24
1958 27 LAD NL MLB LAD 2B 1 6.0 7 4 3 0 1 1.000 10.50 7.00
1958 27 LAD NL MLB LAD 3B 12 103.0 35 12 20 3 1 .914 2.80 2.67
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1958 27 LAD NL MLB LAD LF 1
1958 27 LAD NL MLB LAD OF 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1958 27 LAD NL MLB LAD SS 114 976.0 660 265 372 23 100 .965 5.87 5.59
1959 28 LAD NL MLB LAD 2B 1 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00
1959 28 LAD NL MLB LAD 3B 5 37.0 18 5 13 0 0 1.000 4.38 3.60
1959 28 LAD NL MLB LAD SS 88 636.0 351 115 226 10 43 .972 4.83 3.88
1960 29 CHC NL MLB CHC 2B 75 573.0 393 170 215 8 25 .980 6.05 5.13
1960 29 CHC NL MLB CHC 3B 45 287.0 97 38 51 8 5 .918 2.79 1.98
1960 29 CHC NL MLB CHC LF 2
1960 29 CHC NL MLB CHC OF 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1960 29 CHC NL MLB CHC SS 5 20.0 11 3 8 0 1 1.000 4.95 2.20
1961 30 CHC NL MLB CHC 2B 116 944.0 622 282 323 17 99 .973 5.77 5.22
1961 30 CHC NL MLB CHC 3B 5 33.0 14 2 9 3 1 .786 3.00 2.20
1961 30 CHC NL MLB CHC OF 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1961 30 CHC NL MLB CHC RF 1
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1962 31 2 Teams NL MLB CIN-NYM 3B 57 452.0 168 57 103 8 9 .952 3.19 2.81
1962 31 NYM NL MLB NYM 3B 14 117.0 51 12 37 2 3 .961 3.77 3.50
1962 31 CIN NL MLB CIN 2B 17 97.0 49 20 26 3 5 .939 4.27 2.71
1962 31 CIN NL MLB CIN 3B 43 335.0 117 45 66 6 6 .949 2.98 2.58
1962 31 CIN NL MLB CIN SS 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1963 32 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB WSA-LAD 2B 3 20.0 8 2 6 0 1 1.000 3.60 2.67
1963 32 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB WSA-LAD 3B 88 717.0 294 91 184 19 17 .935 3.45 3.13
1963 32 LAD NL MLB LAD 2B 1 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 9.00 2.00
1963 32 LAD NL MLB LAD 3B 10 37.0 15 3 11 1 0 .933 3.41 1.40
1963 32 LAD NL MLB LAD SS 1 4.0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 2.25 1.00
1963 32 WSA AL MLB WSA 2B 2 18.0 6 2 4 0 1 1.000 3.00 3.00
1963 32 WSA AL MLB WSA 3B 78 680.0 279 88 173 18 17 .935 3.45 3.35
1964 33 Senators FLIL WRk WSA C 17 119 107 9 3 0 .975 6.82 8
1964 33 WSA AL MLB WSA 2B 1 7.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.57 2.00
1964 33 WSA AL MLB WSA 3B 87 636.0 221 68 143 10 6 .955 2.99 2.43
1964 33 WSA AL MLB WSA C 2 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0 0 0
1964 33 WSA AL MLB WSA LF 2
1964 33 WSA AL MLB WSA OF 4 27.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 0.75
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1964 33 WSA AL MLB WSA RF 3
1965 34 WSA AL MLB WSA 2B 12 52.0 26 12 14 0 3 1.000 4.50 2.17
1965 34 WSA AL MLB WSA 3B 26 198.0 74 19 49 6 3 .919 3.09 2.62
1965 34 WSA AL MLB WSA C 33 245.0 174 150 18 6 1 .966 6.17 5.09 5 10 10 50%
1966 35 Toei JPPL Fgn 2B 1
1966 35 Toei JPPL Fgn 3B 4
1966 35 Toei JPPL Fgn SS 76
1967 36 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA CIN 3B 20 36 11 18 7 2 .806 1.45
1967 36 Knoxville SOUL AA CIN 1B 2 6 4 0 2 0 .667 2.00
1967 36 Knoxville SOUL AA CIN 3B 11 25 10 11 4 1 .840 1.91
1967 36 Knoxville SOUL AA CIN C 1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 5.00 0
1967 36 Knoxville SOUL AA CIN P 12 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 0.25
1967 36 Buffalo IL AAA CIN 3B 9 11 1 7 3 1 .727 0.89
1967 36 Buffalo IL AAA CIN OF 2 5 3 2 0 0 1.000 2.50
MLB (11 seasons) MLB 2B 294 2284.0 1470 660 772 38 192 .974 5.64 4.87
MLB (11 seasons) MLB 3B 375 2800.0 1051 340 649 62 46 .941 3.18 2.64
MLB (2 seasons) MLB C 35 248.0 174 150 18 6 1 .966 6.10 4.80 5 10 10 50%
MLB (3 seasons) MLB LF 5
MLB (4 seasons) MLB OF 8 32.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0.84 0.38
MLB (2 seasons) MLB RF 4
MLB (9 seasons) MLB SS 288 2215.0 1321 488 783 50 179 .962 5.16 4.41
Minors (1 season) Minors 3B 20 36 11 18 7 2 .806 1.45
Minors (2 seasons) Minors SS 154 818 317 464 37 87 .955 5.07
All Levels (12 Seasons) 2B 295 2284.0 1470 660 772 38 192
All Levels (13 Seasons) 3B 399 2800.0 1087 351 667 69 48
All Levels (3 Seasons) C 53 248.0 298 262 27 9 1 .970 6.10 5.45 13 10 10 50%
All Levels (3 Seasons) LF 5
All Levels (5 Seasons) OF 10 32.0 8 6 2 0 0 1.000 0.84 0.80
All Levels (2 Seasons) RF 4
All Levels (11 Seasons) SS 518 2215.0 2139 805 1247 87 266
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1967 36 Buffalo IL AAA CIN 1 of 2 139 63 76 .453
1967 36 Knoxville SOUL AA CIN 1 of 2 138 47 91 .341
1968 37 Indianapolis PCL AAA CIN 1 of 1 144 66 78 .458
1969 38 Key West FLOR A CHC 1 of 1 130 67 63 .515
1970 39 Salt Lake City PCL AAA SDP 1 of 1 143 44 99 .308
1972 41 San Diego NL MLB SDP 1 of 2 153 58 95 .379
1973 42 San Diego NL MLB SDP 1 of 1 162 60 102 .370
1976 45 Boston AL MLB BOS 1 of 2 162 83 79 .512
1977 46 Boston AL MLB BOS 1 of 1 161 97 64 .602
1978 47 Boston AL MLB BOS 1 of 1 163 99 64 .607
1979 48 Boston AL MLB BOS 1 of 1 160 91 69 .569
1980 49 Boston AL MLB BOS 1 of 2 160 83 77 .519
1981 50 Texas AL MLB TEX 1 of 1 105 57 48 .543
1982 51 Texas AL MLB TEX 1 of 2 162 64 98 .395
1988 57 Chicago NL MLB CHC 1 of 1 163 77 85 .475
1989 58 Chicago NL MLB CHC 1 of 1 162 93 69 .574
1990 59 Chicago NL MLB CHC 1 of 1 162 77 85 .475
1991 60 Chicago NL MLB CHC 1 of 3 160 77 83 .481
1999 68 New York AL MLB NYY 1 of 2 162 98 64 .605
18 Seasons 2891 1401 1489 .485
MLB (14 seasons) 2197 1114 1082 .507
AAA (3 seasons) 426 173 253 .406
A (1 season) 130 67 63 .515
AA (1 season) 138 47 91 .341

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Teams Played For

Sabr ID: 6af260fc

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